Shaquille O’Neal buys laptop for shopper who offered condolences for deaths of his sister, Kobe Bryant


LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 18: Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal shake hands at halftime after both of Bryant’s #8 and #24 Los Angeles Lakers jerseys are retired at Staples Center on December 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (WJW) — A Georgia man had quite an unforgettable shopping experience after running into Basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal at Best Buy.

Patrick Martin says he was shopping for a laptop on Wednesday when he saw Shaq in the store.

Martin says he went over to the basketball star and offered his condolences for the recent death of Kobe Bryant and Shaq’s sister, Ayesha Harrison-Jex, who passed away in October following her battle with cancer.

After that Martin walked away.

Moved by the kind gesture, Shaq reportedly told Martin, “I like y’all, so get the nicest one in here and I’ll pay for it.”

Kobe Bryant, his daughter and 7 others were killed in a helicopter crash in California last weekend.

Kobe, his daughter 13-year-old daughter Gianna, her teammates and their parents, their basketball coach and the pilot were headed to a game Sunday when the helicopter crashed into a hillside.

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